A Theatrical Tour of Stratford

With a choice of two great hotels, our new Stratford tour features a fantastic Audition Tour at the famous Royal Shakespeare Company, a boat cruise, mighty Warwick Castle and stately Sudeley Castle - plenty for your groups to write home about!
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Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Stratford River Cruise & RSC Theatre
We begin our day with a relaxing 45 minute river cruise with an engaging guide who will bring Shakespeare's Stratford to life, before spending some free time in Stratford. In the afternoon, we head for the Royal Shakespeare Company theatre where we enjoy an Audition Tour, taking a whistle-stop journey through the production cycle of a play, peeking inside the vast Costume Store and trying on some of those used in rehearsals, taking the chance to try out our Shakespeare and seeing how we would fare in an audition, and walking through the gardens hearing stories about the theatre making process.

Day 3 Warwick Castle
Today, we spend time at leisure at magnificent Warwick Castle. With more than 1,000 years of jaw-dropping history the castle’s attractions include a maze, a Time Tower and the Mighty Trebuchet – the largest working siege machine in the world – this colossal catapult is an authentic recreation of one of the biggest and most deadly military machines of all time. Behind the castle’s mighty walls, the real heart of the castle can be found in its beautiful grand interiors. Please note, a visit to the castle involves a fair amount of walking and steps.

Day 4 Sudeley Castle & The Cotswolds
This morning, we make our way to stately Sudeley Castle, where we enjoy a 35 minute talk (seated) on the history of the castle with an expert guide before we have time to explore the castle rooms and gardens, followed by a light lunch (soup and sandwiches). We travel through the beautiful Cotswolds to the historic village of Broadway in the afternoon, where we have time to browse the independent shops and cafés.

Day 5 Departure
We make our way home today, perhaps via Charlecote Park.
Legend

Mercure Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare Hotel

Stratford-upon-Avon
AAA+ Central Location Historic Hotel
Set in the heart of Stratford, this 4 star, black and white gabled hotel has 78 individually named bedrooms of varying sizes owing to the age of the beautiful 17th century building. The restaurant offers a relaxing atmosphere and there is a cosy bar/lounge as well as an outside terrace. If you are looking for a hotel that fits the authentic Shakespearean theme for your customers, then this is the ideal hotel. • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is off-site & chargeable

Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel

Wellesbourne, Warwickshire
AAA+ Great Touring Location Stunning Hotel Setting
Set in separate buildings within 65 acres of picturesque countryside, this lovely hotel is superbly located between historic Warwick and cultural Stratford-upon-Avon. The main building includes the reception area, restaurant and bar and has an internal link to bedrooms located in the Woodlands wing. There is lift access to all floors in this building. There are also bedrooms in the Orchard Mews building (accessed by 8 steps) and The Coach House, both of which are accessed externally. Each of the 149 bedrooms offer light and airy, stylish accommodation. There is also a beautiful, open plan restaurant, terrace and a bar, with lovely views over the Victorian gardens. The leisure facilities are located in a separate building and include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel

Wellesbourne, Warwickshire
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £229pp
No Double for Sole Use Supplement (max 4 incl driver)

Inclusions
• Porterage
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner

Mercure Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare Hotel

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £239pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £131
Selected Dates Only

Inclusions
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
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£229 for 5 days

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